Re: GRUB vs LILO
IMHO, it's possible to append options by GRUB, for example, for single
user mode, just append "Linux S":
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.18-bf2.4 root=3a00 ramdisk=8192 Linux S
On Mon, 5 Aug 2002, Patrick Kirk wrote:
> Kent West said:
> > I tried GRUB tonight for the first time. I'm not sure that I see any
> > great value of it over LILO. However, if that's going to be the wave of
> > the future, I might as well get started with it. So, my question: Are
> > there plans for Debian to adopt GRUB as the preferred boot loader in the
> > future?
> Be warned. If you need emergency access to your system, all the usual
> suggestions about entering 'Linux emergency' or 'single' or even '1' at
> the boot prompt do _not_ work with grub. With grub, you have to learn the
> syntax and its no walk in the park. In my case it proved easier to open
> the case and pull the second IDE cable to force Debian to grant me root
> access before running init scripts.
> I switched back to lilo after that. Grub may well be technically
> superior, but if your system is having problems you do not want to have a
> bloody boot loader that doesn't offer an _easy_ emergency boot procedure.
> Patrick ('What me annoyed with grub?') Kirk
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